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Surprise Medical Bills (Episode #504H)

KQED 9: Sun, Jun 26, 2016 -- 5:30 PM

Americans are paying for procedures they thought were covered under their health insurance plans
Health insurance in theory is supposed to pay most, if not all, of your medical bills that can arise during catastrophic trips to the emergency room or even planned visits to the doctor. But not only are Americans' co-pays and deductibles on the rise - many are also receiving surprise medical bills from doctors at in-network facilities that turn out to be out-of-network. These surprise medical bills can cause even those with insurance to dip into savings or borrow money. Megan Thompson reports from New Jersey, where state lawmakers are trying to tackle the problem.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jun 26, 2016 -- 6:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Jun 26, 2016 -- 5:30 PM

Climate Relocation (Episode #503H)

KQED 9: Sat, Jun 25, 2016 -- 5:30 PM

Residents of a tiny island south of New Orleans are being forced to move because of the bayou's rising waters
The Isle de Jean Charles, located about 60 miles southwest of New Orleans,has been home to the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw people for nearly 200 years. But the rising sea levels have erased most of the island's land, prompting government officials to plan to relocate these Native American residents to a new community. Is this a harbinger of things to come in other US coastal communities confronting climate change? A new responsibility for government to bear? The tiny spit of an island could be a template for communities that may eventually move inland due to natural forces beyond their control. Hari Sreenivasan reports.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jun 26, 2016 -- 10:00 AM
  • KQED World: Sat, Jun 25, 2016 -- 6:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jun 25, 2016 -- 5:30 PM

Brexit Battle (Episode #502H)

KQED 9: Sun, Jun 19, 2016 -- 5:30 PM

BREXIT BATTLE: Next week voters will decide whether Britain should remain a part of the 28-nation European Union
It's a vote which could re-position one of America's closest allies on the world stage. Next Thursday, June 23, UK voters will decide whether Britain should remain a part of the 28-nation European Union, the largest common market in the world, or exit the EU, or "Brexit." The referendum will affect the nation's economy, immigration policy, national security and sovereignty. Patricia Sabga reports from England.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jun 19, 2016 -- 6:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Jun 19, 2016 -- 5:30 PM

Jordan's Refugees (Episode #501H)

KQED 9: Sat, Jun 18, 2016 -- 5:30 PM

JORDAN'S REFUGEES: The country has taken in 1.5 million people fleeing the war in Syria
The extraordinary flow of refugees and migrants from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, and other war-torn countries to Europe has actually been most acutely felt in 3 countries bordering Syria - Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey. Jordan alone has taken in 1.5 million Syrian refugees, and about 80,000 of them live in Zaatari, one of the largest refugee camps in the world. With limited resources, a number of Syrian refugees in the camp have become entrepreneurs in order to survive. Amy Guttman reports from Jordan.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Jun 18, 2016 -- 6:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jun 18, 2016 -- 5:30 PM

The Buzz On Bees (Episode #500H)

KQED 9: Sun, Jun 12, 2016 -- 5:30 PM

THE BUZZ ON BEES: Why urban beekeeping is a rising trend in major cities
Bees are critical to agricultural production but breeding them has increasingly been moving to the cities. With restrictions on beekeeping being lifted in Los Angeles, New York City, and DC, and the rise of the local food movement, the trend of urban beekeeping is on the rise. In Philadelphia, where there are thousands of abandoned lots to forage, both hobbyists and commercial bee keepers are enthusiastically introducing hives to their backyards, roofs and urban gardens. Hari Sreenivasan has the story.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jun 12, 2016 -- 6:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Jun 12, 2016 -- 5:30 PM

Street Fight (Episode #499H)

KQED 9: Sat, Jun 11, 2016 -- 5:30 PM

STREET FIGHT: How New York City streets became more pedestrian-friendly
In the past decade, the streets of New York City have undergone a dramatic transformation. Initially, under the direction of former Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, nearly 400 miles of bike lanes were installed, the largest bike share program in North America began and Times Square was morphed from a busy thoroughfare into a packed pedestrian plaza. Hari Sreenivasan sits down with Sadik-Khan, author of the new book "Street Fight," to discuss her battles to rethink New York's public spaces.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Jun 11, 2016 -- 6:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jun 11, 2016 -- 5:30 PM

California's Political Lesson (Episode #498H)

KQED 9: Sun, Jun 5, 2016 -- 5:30 PM

CALIFORNIA'S POLITICAL LESSON: Has the largest state paved the way for a transformation on immigration policy?
Republican anti-immigrant policies in the 1990s sparked a mobilization of the Latino voters, that along with demographic changes over the last two decades, have made California one of the most reliably Democratic states in the nation. While counting votes and delegates will be the focus of next Tuesday night's presidential primary in California, another reason to look at the state is its pivot on immigration and its potential impact across the country in 2016 and beyond. Jeff Greenfield reports.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sun, Jun 5, 2016 -- 6:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sun, Jun 5, 2016 -- 5:30 PM

Refugees In Jordan (Episode #497H)

KQED 9: Sat, Jun 4, 2016 -- 5:30 PM

REFUGEES IN JORDAN: Syrians displaced by years of civil war are running their own businesses
As Syria's civil war stretches into its sixth year, and refugees continue to pour into Europe, the migration is being felt more acutely in countries bordering Syria - Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan. Since the war began, Jordan has taken in 1.5 million Syrian refugees, who now make up 20% of the nation's populace. While many Syrian's are struggling and rely on the Jordanian government to get by, a good number of displaced Syrians, even those in the largest refugee camp, have turned to entrepreneurship. Amy Guttman has the story.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Sat, Jun 4, 2016 -- 6:00 PM
  • KQED Life: Sat, Jun 4, 2016 -- 5:30 PM
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